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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 south of Gaston
12/15/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A Gaston-area man died Monday night in a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 47 about 1.5 miles south of Gaston. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation.
 
On December 14, 2009 at approximately 11:00 p.m., a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup driven by ALFRED L. SPRY, age 62, from Gaston, was southbound on Highway 47 near milepost 27 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the highway and down the road side ditch for about 250 feet. The pickup rolled onto its driver side and came to a stop.
 
SPRY was extricated by Gaston Fire Department personnel and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.
 
Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be factors. The roadway was wet and it was raining.
 
OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Gaston Fire Department, Gaston Fire Department's chaplain and ODOT assisted.